Friday, February 26, 2016

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show 2016

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

Have you made a travel bucket list? Are you looking for that one destination to make 2016 a spectacular year? Would you like to listen to travel experts from around the world? Does tasting an exotic dish from the other side of the globe appeal to you? Do you own more than one travel guide book?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, you won’t want to miss this year’s Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. After 13 years of shows, this is the place to be…especially if you’re a travel enthusiast.

With experts from around the world right here in the Bay area, you’ll have the opportunity to hear the latest tips, understand how to travel safely in today’s world, learn in-depth travel secrets, be inspired by far-away destinations, and ask questions of those experts. Hear travel experts Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, Johnny Jet, and Pauline Frommer as they share their trips, tips, and ideas in seminars. Stay after their talks and ask a question. This is so much better than just reading a guide book.

Head to the Destination Theatre to gain more information on your specific trip idea and to take part in a workshop. Don’t miss the Savvy Traveler Theatre, where you’ll hear speakers give ideas for traveling better and hassle free.

Then, there’s the Taste of Travel Theatre…watch chefs prepare dishes while your mouth waters. Maybe a dish will inspire your next trip. Maybe climbing a rock wall, riding a Segway or a camel, or having your photo taken with an exotic backdrop is more your style. That’s okay…you can do that, too.

Whatever appeals to you, here are some tips to make your week-end at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show a fantastic time.

First, check out the website, and pick the one held in the San Francisco Bay area. You’ll find all the events, speakers, and a map of exhibitors there.

Second, make a list of the speakers you want to hear, the cooking demonstrations you want to see, the exhibitors you want to visit, and all the special times of these events. If you are looking for a particular destination or trip, seek out those with information and resources geared toward that trip. Make a list of questions ahead of time. If you’re looking for inspiration and don’t have a special destination in mind, check out the travel operators. From smaller ones to ones you’ve probably heard of, they can answer questions and help you find that special spot.

Then, plan your day. Or, two days if you’re staying the weekend.

While you’re there…talk to people, ask questions, meet the speakers. 

Regardless if your next destination is half a world away or somewhere right in your own backyard, it’s your vacation.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a three-week long dive trip to Australia or a weekend trip to Yosemite, you want your vacation to be special and this is the place to learn how to accomplish that.
Whatever you do…have fun. After all, this is for travel enthusiasts.

IF You Go: March 5 and 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

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